History Film / Starman

23rd May '17 10:31:20 PM AnotherGuy
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* RecycledInSpace: During its release, it was called ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' [[AC:for adults!]]
29th Apr '17 11:01:51 PM JackG
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** Starman states that humanity ''is'' special, because while his race have evolved to a state where they have no physical needs, they feel they've lost something, and hope to regain it by studying these humans who are so different to themselves.



* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Jenny and Shermin's concerns of what awaits Starman if Fox catches him.

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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Jenny and Shermin's concerns of what awaits Starman if Fox catches him. Seeing as the military have an autopsy table with ''restraining straps'' waiting, their fear is justified.
9th Sep '16 11:42:27 AM ArchTeryx
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* EnergyBeings: Starman comes from a race of these with no concept of death or biological needs, who takes on a human form to appear less threatening.



* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting.

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* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting.hunting - killing is a foreign and horrible concept to an immortal [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] with no biological needs.



* HumanAliens: Starman takes on human form while on Earth, his natural form being a floating blob of light.
* HumansAreSpecial: As usual.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: As usual.

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* HumanAliens: Starman takes on human form while on Earth, his natural form being a [[EnergyBeings floating blob of light.
light]].
* HumansAreSpecial: As usual.
Or at least one particular human...
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: As The rest of us, as usual.



* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Starman can't get enough of Dutch apple pie, to the point that [[OrgasmicallyDelicious eating it is nearly a sexual experience for him]].

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* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Starman can't get enough of Dutch apple pie, to the point that [[OrgasmicallyDelicious eating it is nearly a sexual experience for him]]. Turns out our primitive biological needs do have their upside.



* StockholmSyndrome: Jenny starts out freaked out by Starman and thinks of herself as kidnapped, but this doesn't last long.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Jenny starts out freaked out by Starman and thinks of herself as kidnapped, but this doesn't last long.long when she realizes that Starman is a wholly benevolent [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] that's just trying to get home.



* UncannyValley: In-universe, Starman took on a human form at least partially to not scare humans. Unfortunately, his bizarre not-quite grasp of language or human customs have a tendency to make him appear quite creepy

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* UncannyValley: In-universe, Starman took on a human form at least partially to not scare humans. Unfortunately, his bizarre not-quite grasp of language or language, human customs customs, or even biological needs have a tendency to make him appear quite creepycreepy.
23rd Aug '16 6:46:26 PM nombretomado
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The movie was followed by a WalkingTheEarth television series starring Robert Hays of ''[[{{Airplane}} Airplane!]]'' fame.

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The movie was followed by a WalkingTheEarth television series starring Robert Hays of ''[[{{Airplane}} Airplane!]]'' ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' fame.
2nd Apr '16 9:13:13 AM Temmere
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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.

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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, SciFiGhetto (this was the first time an actor had been nominated for playing a non-human character), and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.
4th Mar '16 8:42:07 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.

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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' ''Starman'' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) (Creator/JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.
10th Jan '16 11:49:15 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/JohnCarpenter's '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.

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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.
18th Oct '15 8:11:01 AM AnotherGuy
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->'''Mark Shermin:''' "Have people from your world been here before?"
->'''Starman:''' "Before. Yes, we are interested in your species."
->'''Mark Shermin:''' "You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?"
->'''Starman:''' "You are a strange species, not like any other... and you'd be surprised how many there are. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?"

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->'''Mark Shermin:''' "Have Have people from your world been here before?"
before?
->'''Starman:''' "Before. Before. Yes, we are interested in your species."
species.
->'''Mark Shermin:''' "You You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?"
out?
->'''Starman:''' "You You are a strange species, not like any other... and you'd be surprised how many there are. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?"
you?
24th Jun '15 8:08:39 AM SignSeeker7
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* RecycledTheSeries: The aforementioned short-lived TV show.
24th Jun '15 8:08:12 AM SignSeeker7
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* OutOfTheInferno: After their car crashes into an oil truck, Starman carries a wounded Jenny out of the resulting blaze in this fashion.



%%* SomeoneToRememberHimBy

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%%* SomeoneToRememberHimBy* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:Jenny's child will be this for both her dead husband and Starman, as he was conceived by Starman with her husband's DNA.]]
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